On Mon, 2018-02-05 at 00:05 +0000, Buddha Buck wrote: > I don't know if it is what new users usually do, but I think it's > probably > one of the better ways to do it. A lot of the difficulties I see on > the > gnucash-users list come from trying to import data from other > programs, > especially multi-year Quicken imports. > > On Sun, Feb 4, 2018 at 6:52 PM Graham Jacks <grahamja...@bellsouth.ne > t> > wrote: > > > I have been using Quicken for my finances for some years, but I > > want to > > change, and I like what I have read about Gnu Cash. I’ve had > > enough > > experience with double-entry book-keeping systems to know what it > > means. > > > > Would it be feasible to use my closing balances from Quicken, at, > > say, > > Dec 31 2017 as the opening balances to start my Gnu Cash financials > > at Jan > > 1, 2018? > > > > I plan to keep and be able to access my Quicken files for > > historical > > purposes (tax returns come to mind), but I was not planning to > > import them > > into my new Gnu Cash record. > > What Budda Buck said. When I converted to gnucash from that other demands-an-annual-update software in 2008, I did what you propose and also ran them in parallel for several months until I was comfortable that I was getting things right in gnucash. There is a bit of a learning curve when transitioning but gnucash is so much better (and free!) that it is more than worth the trouble imho.
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